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Cab Calloway and His Orchestra – Hi De Hi De Ho


In this album, Cab has freshly recorded a dozen of his biggest hits of former years, taking full advantage of the most modern high fidelity recording techniques. In so many ways Cab symbolized that whole era of “The Jumpin’ Jive” when people needed something to »make you nine feet tall when you’re four feet five …«.

Maybe it was a combination of many things that made Cab and his musical fun catch on. It certainly was a time that cried out for something light, something frothy.

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In that wistful, screwball age that was the Thirties, one man, practically single-handed, launched an era of musical nonsense that had the whole nation humming bits of rhythmic fol-de-rol.
It was Cab Calloway, the ‘Hi-De-Ho man’ in cream colored tails who gyrated to the point of actually flying while leading his band, and who sang slightly insane ditties (as well as the leading hit songs of the day) in a remarkably rich and resonant baritone. The Cab was one of that group of leaders of the 1930’s who, although playing no musical instrument, collected a fine band and a completely personal style.


1. The Hi De Ho Man (That’s Me)
2. I’ll Be Around
3. Summertime
4. It Ain’t Necessarily So
5. Kickin’ the Gong Around
6. You Rascal You
1. Minnie the Moocher (The Ho De Ho Song)
2. I See a Million People (But All I Can See Is You)
3. St. James Infirmary
4. Stormy Weather
5. The Jumpin’ Jive



Additional information

Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm